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    Catholic revivals in Britain and Ireland

    Mangion, Carmen M. (2023) Catholic revivals in Britain and Ireland. In: Mangion, Carmen M. and O'Brien, S. (eds.) The Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism, vol. IV - Building Identity, 1830-1913. Oxford History of British and Irish Catholicism IV. Oxford, UK: Oxford University Press, pp. 13-35. ISBN 9780198848196.

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    This overview chapter emphasizes an era of Catholic revivalism in Britain and Ireland through the interconnections between Catholics in England, Wales, Scotland, and Ireland. The globalizing, transnational forces at work in the Church further augmented and deepened this connectivity. First, the chapter identifies the demographic, geographic, ethnic, and social-class dimensions of Catholicism in each of the four nations, tracing their evolution over the long nineteenth century. Next, the legal and ecclesial structures that frame the Catholic revivals are examined. A third section explores the laity as co-producers and consumers of this revival through associational cultures and the development of a Catholic periodical press. The chapter concludes with the Church-wide theological and ecclesiological characteristics of this era, often summarized as ultramontane Catholicism, and the importance of membership in the Universal Church to Catholic identities across the United Kingdom.


    Item Type: Book Section
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Catholic revival, ultramontanism, Catholic social class, Catholic converts, Irish in Britain, Catholic religious life, associational culture, periodical press, universal Catholic Church
    School: Birkbeck Faculties and Schools > Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences > School of Historical Studies
    Depositing User: Carmen Mangion
    Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2023 14:23
    Last Modified: 09 Nov 2023 18:12


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